The Port of Tyne has revealed that it is now operating a Net Zero Port-Centric Warehouse, run entirely on clean energy from renewable sources.
The now completely green Warehouse 21 is a huge milestone for the port in its Tyne 2050 transformation strategy where it aims to become a carbon-neutral port by 2030 and all-electric 2040.
The port also intends to become a testbed for new clean energy technology by 2025.
The port has invested £2 million ($2.6 million) into this strategy looking into new clean energy assets and logistics facilities.
This includes energy-efficient LED lighting and electrified material handling equipment, both supported by an advanced management warehouse system.
“Offering green warehousing services is critical to our 3PL customers because it means these businesses can source the space they need, while also meeting their sustainability targets,” said Matt Beeton, CEO of the Port of Tyne.
“Net Zero achievements are a key part of our Tyne 2050 strategy and at a time when there is exceptional demand for warehousing, we can offer customers the advantage of high-quality port-centric warehousing, efficiency and sustainability.”
Another effort the Port of Tyne launched in a bid to achieve its sustainability goals was the introduction of its green energy park for the northeast region of the UK.
Announced in November 2020, the park is set to play an important role in supporting the governments’ goal to power every UK home with offshore wind electricity.